Experts Article About Weight Loss
1. Never Go More Than 3 to 4 Hours Without Food:
Eating several times throughout the day helps keep hunger at bay while keeping your energy up. Fight the battle of the bulge by filling up with smaller meals featuring protein and fiber that are spaced evenly throughout the day. If the mini-meal approach does not appeal, plan a healthy snack between lunch and dinner so you don't get too hungry at night. And, what makes a healthy snack? "The key is to include protein and not rely on carbs alone, like pretzels and a piece of fruit.
2. Eat More Whole Foods:
In general, the less processed a food is, the slower it takes to digest, and the longer it keeps you feeling satisfied and full.
3. Do Not Give Up Your Favorite Foods:
If you allow yourself occasional indulgences, you are less likely to feel deprived and more likely to stick with your diet.
4. Avoid Late-Night Feasting:
Late night feasting is the Achilles heel for dieters and it often happens because workouts push back mealtimes.So, 30 to 60 minutes before your early evening workout, have a healthy snack that will give you energy and keep you from being ravenous when you get home. Think fruit or veggies plus lean protein, like a fruit smoothie with protein powder
And, do not overdo a late dinner. The later the time, the lighter your meal needs to be, especially if you are over age 40,
5. Weigh In Regularly:
Successful losers check the scale regularly to stay focused on weight control. Most dieters have a range of acceptable weights, and by weighing in once a week or more often they can make adjustments to their food intake and/or physical activity to counter weight creep.
6. Layer Fruit on the Bottom:
A half-cup scoop of light ice cream, yogurt, or granola makes a healthy snack. But it can look puny in a bowl, and ultimately seem less satisfying. So switch things around and layer the bottom of the bowl with a cup of cut-up, unsweetened fruit and top it with your low-fat yogurt, granola, or light ice cream. If you switch from a cup and a half of ice cream to a half-cup ice cream and a cup of fruit, you can save from 150-300 calories.
7. Exercise for Health, Not So You Can Eat More:
Exercise makes some people hungry, and some people think they can eat all they want after a hard workout. But this isn't a good idea, experts say.Research suggests you'll eat back the calories you burn off and maybe more.
8. Get Enough Rest:
Getting enough good-quality sleep can help diminish the urge to overeat throughout the day. Sleeping too little can also diminish your bodys ability to burn calories.